I often hear comments on decisions to dorsal cut or ventral cut small game for mounting. My particular choice is: "None of the Above" I hate sewing as much as I hate a seam showing so to reduce that, I figured I'd eliminate as much as possible. Hopefully, in the next few pictures of a gray squirrel, you'll be able to see how that's done. Because suppliers don't make the form like you need it, the first thing to do is to alter it to fit your needs. Don't be afraid to whack it apart. Just as long as you keep the anatomy intact, you can do anything you want with it. Here, I'm marking where joints would be on a live animal and cutting the form to alter the legs. That means undercutting the form so that anatomical accuracy can be maintained.The undercut will leave a small gap that will be filled with foam.